Originally Posted by gradinaruvasile
Use Gigolo, put it in the tray and you will see there all mounted/mountable drives (except /). If you untick the mounted item, it will unmount.
Thank you, thats sort of what I was looking for. While it would be good for GUI developers to realise that users may want to choose whether to unmount or unmount AND eject, Gigolo will have to do.
As to the recommendations to do it on the command line... A "Poweruser" isn't necessarily someone who wants to open up a terminal everytime they want to do something, but someone who wants the flexibility and power of their PC available to them.
This idea that GUI's and power users don't mix needs to go from the Linux community. It is perfectly possible, and I would guess, preferable, for linux GUI's to expose the power of their OS through the graphical interface.